In the sun-soaked heart of California, Arielle Silver emerges as a masterful storyteller, blending the soul of Americana roots with influences drawn equally from Laurel Canyon and Greenwich Village.
Arielle Silver's music, a vivid tapestry woven with imagery, empathy, and profound insights, takes on a new dimension on her latest album, Watershed, a testament not only to the tumultuous era of the pandemic but also to the North American landscapes that serve as the backdrop to her captivating narratives.
Born on the Gulf Coast of Florida and raised along the Atlantic shores, Silver now calls the bustling streets of Los Angeles home. Her songs are a poignant reflection of her journey, echoing memories of places and times past, deeply rooted in the troubadour traditions of folk, country, and rock, a legacy passed down from her guitar-strumming architect father. At the heart of her music and storytelling lies an unwavering ethic of care, coupled with an innate understanding of the complexities of human relationships and a keen ecological consciousness.
Silver's artistic odyssey began during her college days, where she first encountered classical woodwinds. However, it was a serendipitous $75 guitar that led her down the enchanting path of songwriting. Her musical debut saw her busking on the streets of Boston's Harvard Square and subway stations. A hiatus of a decade followed, during which she delved into Eastern Philosophy and creative writing upon her move to the west coast. But in 2020, Silver staged a much welcomed return to the music scene with her fourth album, A Thousand Tiny Torches, a release that garnered accolades from industry tastemakers.
On her Tiny Torches follow up, Watershed, Silver reflects on the quiet nights spent pedaling through her neighborhood during the pandemic's hushed lockdown. In what became our new reality marred by global crises, political upheaval, and social discord, her Los Angeles community found solace in small acts of kindness, projecting movies on house walls and rekindling holiday lights - a testament to the enduring human spirit.
Throughout the album Silver's compositions shine with a potent blend of strength and hope. The lush, layered production, masterminded by her Tiny Torches dream team, featuring producer Shane Alexander, Grammy-winning mix/master engineer Brian Yaskulka, and a cast of accomplished musicians, adds depth and dimension to her storytelling.